tfredvik (799) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What, a De Moolen beer with carbonation issues? It gushes lightly, but since I pour faster than my own shadow, nothing ends up on my table. In the glass the beer looks more or less black, and has a large, creamy, light-brown, long-lived head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong, pleasant, sweet, roasted and malty. I get lots of chocolate and dark caramel, also sweet dried dark fruits. In the back there are very nice notes of alcohol in a sherry kind of way. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Strong flavours that are dominated by sweet tasting chocolate and caramel. In the back lurk the hops, faint spices and liquorice. The body is medium to full, the texture oily and the carbonation is quite lively. I did get some vague metallic hints in the first couple of sips, but they disappear quickly. A very, very nice beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 3 months after bottling/3 years 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a four finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Dark opaque brown color, some yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Molasses nose and flavor is molasses, chocolate and dark cherry. Better flavor as it warms. Higher ABV is hidden. 330ml bottle $6.99 Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA.
mgajdaczewa (168) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mocne, treściwe i dość niezwykłe jak na belgian strong ale. Brunatne, prawie czarne z jasnobrązową pianą. W zapachu sporo karmelu, paloności, drożdży, lekkie estry owocowe (wiśniowe). W smaku sprawiało wrażenie gęstego, dość tęgie, słabo zamaskowany alkohol troszkę psuł wrażenie. Karmel, przyprawy, drożdże. Smaczne piwo!
MarcoDL (951) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite an allround beer, compared to the other, more extreme Molen beers. Nice hoppy and spicey Belgian style ale.
Majek (200) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, dark brown head without head. Moderate aroma of dried fruit and coffee. Rich taste with lots of coffee, dried fruits (plum, cherries), some winey note and roasted malts. It’s looks like mix of quadrupel and stout. Finish is balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Full body. Quite strange, but tasty beer.
thirstyrabbit (849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle. Dark reddish brown body, almost no head. Aroma has strawberries and chocolate. Some hints of booze. Sweet syrupy taste with some more strawberries. Not very yeasty. The extra fruitiness covers its high alcohol well. Strange but likeable.
swoopjones (4903) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark pour. Minor roast Ina aroma, sweet maltiness, orange zest and pith. Very sweet flavor, fruity yeast, sweet finish. Medium mouthfeel. Decent, somewhat boozy, really sweet.
Torrefacto (208) - SPAIN - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color caoba oscuro bastante diafano, espuma escasa, casi inexistente. aromas de frutos rojos, azucar moreno y caramelo. En boca es sedosa y cálida con notas de azucar moreno, frutas confitadas y unal igera acidez que se une a un amragor afrutado final muy sutil. Excelente.
martjoobolut (99) - ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Intense sweet aroma of cherries and strawberries, very fruity. Appearance is dark brown with no head. Taste is dominated by sweetness, but there is also sour and bitter, maybe even hints of salt. It is fruity, but there are also noticable hops and some caramel at the same time. Medium carbonation. Overall: this is really unusal beer, I would recommend it for every beer lover. It is definitely not a boring beer.
vami (245) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of raisins and Parmesan cheese. Black color with almost no head. Plums, raisins, winey taste. Very different. Nice bitter aftertaste with a hint of wine. Very full body. Low carbonaton. Probably great for some cheese.
ElManana (103) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma has raisins, caramel, nuts. Hazy, brown coloured beer with an off-white, big head. The taste is sweet, has nuts, caramel, raisins, spices. A bit a weird beer, but tasty.